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FRSC confirms 19 killed in Katsina road accident

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No fewer than 19 persons have been killed, and 38 others injured in a ghastly road accident on Daudawa-Funtua road in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) at Daudawa, disclosed that the accident occurred on Friday morning, few kilometres to Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State ,involving a Mitsubishi canter vehicle.

The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Mr Godwin Ngeuku, made the confirmation to newsmen on Friday in Katsina.

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The sector commander said that the driver suddenly lost control of the vehicle while speeding, thereby skidded up the road, somersaulted and killed some passengers instantly.

He said that the vehicle, with registration number DKA 654 ZP, was on its way to Sokoto axis with about 57 passengers when the incident occurred.

The sector commander said that FRSC rescue team immediately rushed to the scene of the accident and took the injured persons to Funtua General Hospital for medical attention and evacuated the corpses.

Ngueku urged drivers to desist from overloading, speeding and continue to abide by the traffic rules and regulations as part of measures to avert crashes on the highways.

The Chairman of Funtua Local Government Area, Malam Lawal Sani, said he was saddened by the event.

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